Definition of Dissolvent

1. Noun. A liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances. "The solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"


Definition of Dissolvent

1. a. Having power to dissolve power to dissolve a solid body; as, the dissolvent juices of the stomach.

2. n. That which has the power of dissolving or melting other substances, esp. by mixture with them; a menstruum; a solvent.

Definition of Dissolvent

1. Adjective. Capable of dissolution into a fluid. ¹

2. Noun. A substance which can (be) dissolve(d) into a liquid ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dissolvent

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Medical Definition of Dissolvent

1. Having power to dissolve power to dissolve a solid body; as, the dissolvent juices of the stomach. Origin: L. Dissolvens, -entis, p. Pr. Of dissolvere. 1. That which has the power of dissolving or melting other substances, especially. By mixture with them; a menstruum; a solvent. "Melted in the crucible dissolvents." (A. Smith) "The secret treaty of December acted as an immediate dissolvent to the truce." (Mothley) 2. A remedy supposed capable of dissolving concretions in the body, such as calculi, tubercles, etc. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dissolvent

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Literary usage of Dissolvent

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1. The Photographic Journal of America: The Oldest Photography Magazine in America (1915)
"Briefly, it consists in the elimination of the greasy element in the ink by a suitable dissolvent which has no modifying action upon the pigmentary deposit. ..."

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